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Raheem DeVaughn - She's Single - Video

Raheem DeVaughn turns up the heat in this video which takes on Lil' Wayne's "I'm Single". The track appears on Raheem's new mixtape, "Jacking For Beats" out now.

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Warren G Speaks On Nate Dogg's Recovery!
Fellow 213 member Warren G explains Nate Dogg's condition and how he and others are trying to help him get back on his feet.

Aside from friends and former collaborators confirming visits and offering their well-wishes, there haven’t been too many reports on how one-time Death Row mainstay Nate Dogg’s health is progressing. In April, Damizza told DubCNN that Nate was alert but not speaking. Now, in a recent interview with HipHollywood, Warren G says Nate is undergoing therapy, and confirms that his longtime collaborator did in fact suffer two strokes.

“Everybody’s just gotta keep him in their prayers, because he had two strokes and that’s real dangerous,” Warren G said. “A lot of people don’t come back from that. Luther Vandross did it, …

Dirty Money - Coming Home - Video

These days artists are releasing videos so fast its hard to keep up with them especially if you run a blog like I do. I don't like this song. They could of kept this one. I think Dirty Money will release their album, "Last Train To Paris" next month on December 14 or December 21. I can't remember.

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Now playing: Miguel - Girls Like You
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Music Feed: Featuring Faith Evans

Faith Evans gets it popping not only on the solo tip but also on the guest appearance tip. She is one of the few artists who people call on to bless their songs. Over the years Faith has appeared on many a tracks and the songs below are just a few. Check them out!

Georgy Porgy, Eric Benet featuring Faith Evans
What I remember most about this song if not anything else is the video. Faith Evans had orange hair! Cool right?

Can't Last A Day, Teena Marie featuring Faith Evans
This was the first single off Teena Marie's last album. Sadly I can't remember the name of it though. Still the song was a hit and Urban AC ate this song up as they typically respond to songs of this caliber anyway.

Ma, I Don't Love Her, The Clipse featuring Faith Evans & Pharrell
Most people might not remember this song as it wasn't a hit. There was a video though and Faith barely appeared in it. I believe she was pregnant at the time and her little scenes were filmed mostly in a car with hydraulic…

Ms. Jade Featuring Freeway - Blowing Up

Ms. Jade returns to the music scene via her mixtape, "Straight No Chaser" which features "Blowing Up" and as you can see Jade is in the company of many of Philly's own including Peedi Peedi and Young Chris among others.

Keri Hilson Graces New VIBE Magazine Cover!

Keri Hilson is virtually all over the place at this time. She has three new videos and singles in rotation, an upcoming album, an appearance on this year's VH1's "Diva's Live", and now the new cover of Vibe magazine.

Many of you might forget that Keri Hilson is not exactly new to the scene. Even though she released her debut album, "...In A Perfect World", she is a noted songwriter who has wrote for everyone from Omarion to Britney Spears. I'm just catching you up to date for those who don't know. If you didn't know though you have had to been hiding under a rock.

Are you digging the new Keri Hilson image?

Music Biz:
Kelly Rowland Not Paying Taxes?
Grammy-Award winning singer Kelly Rowland , sidekick to Beyonce in the group Destiny's Child, owes the IRS more than $98,000 in delinquent federal taxes, according to public records.

Rowland, 29, rose to fame in the girl group, which broke through with the 1999 hit tune "Bills, Bills, Bill…

Keri Hilson - The Way You Love Me - Video

Keri Hilson channels her inner Christina Aguilera. Think her video; "Dirrty". Keri gets pretty trashy here not only with her look but the lyrics too. I think this is a little too out there but it just might prove to be a hit for her. This is the third video and single from her upcoming album, "No Boys Allowed" in stores and online December 21.

I can't forget to mention that the video is not only worth watching for Keri's half dressed self but special appearances from Rick Ross, JoJo, Faith Evans, and many more.

Throwback Video: Latrelle - House Party

I'm back people! I took a little break from blogging. I was out of town.

Blink and you might of missed this song and video from Latrelle. She was once signed to Arista Records and her debut album, "Dirty Girl" was never released. This is her sole video and its one of my favorite songs of all time, and one of my favorite songs produced by The Neptunes.

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Now playing: Latrelle - House Party
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Album Spotlight: Lloyd - Lessons In Love

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After the success of his album, "Street Love", Lloyd and co. wasted no time pumping out the third album, "Lessons In Love". The album featured the first official single, "Girl's Around The World" finds Lloyd re-teaming with Lil' Wayne. The second single, "Year Of The Lover" which included a remix with Plies didn't fare well.

Some of my favorite songs include "Sex Education", "Treat U Good" and "Lose Your Love".

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Kanye West Appears On New Complex Magazine Cover!

His new album, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" is in stores and online now. The album is slated to be #1 next week but faces some fierce competition from one of the guests on his album, Nicki Minaj.

I don't but for some reason I figured Kanye would break a million because he has had so much press for this album; negative and positive. He had the five star review from Rolling Stone magazine. The naked pictures leaked. A lot of the songs leaked out. He had the falling out with Matt Lauer and the "Today" show.

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Throwback Video: Sade - Kiss Of Life

"Kiss Of Life" was the many singles released from Sade's 1992 album; "Love Deluxe" which is an album my mother used to own. Before long I purchased my own copy cause I dug the album.

Sade's most recent album, "Soldier Of Love" is one of the few urban albums that was certified platinum this year.

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Christina Milian Revamps New Album!

Before she hooked up and married The-Dream we were supposed to get a new Christina Milian album. Now that's she broken up with The-Dream and has become a mother, we are getting a new Christina Milian album next year...finally! Read more about the new revamped album as well as stories on Fantasia's latest drama with her married lover and Nicki Minaj speaking out on Lil' Kim...again!

Christina Milian fans have been patiently waiting for new music. After having a baby and separating from her husband, the 29-year-old singer is readying an album that will showcase her fun, sexy side.

“Next year I’ll finally be putting out a new album,” Christina said backstage at the American Music Awards. “I think I always say that, but this time I mean it. I just had to find some time to revamp and regroup everything for what this new album’s gonna be. It’s gonna be fun, it’s gonna be sexy, it’s gonna be everything that embodies what has happened in my life, but of course in the most fu…

Album Spotlight: Destiny's Child - The Writings On The Wall

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I know what you all are thinking. I want a Destiny's Child reunion so bad that I have spotlighted two of their albums back to back. Well that is not the case. I was able to find some albums that I never spotlighted. I have done so many in such a short time, I honestly feel like I was starting to hit a brick.

I don't think anyone had no idea how successful this album would prove to be. Destiny's Child certainly outdid themselves on this album due to not only the good music but the scandals; the album was certified like 8x platinum.

The album featured the first single, "Bills Bills Bills". The song and the group were criticized for their man dissing ways and it only continued on "Bug A Boo". "Jumpin Jumpin" was the album's third single and by the time the fourth single; "Say My Name" was released, the accompanying video featured two new members; Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin.

Despite all the inner turmoil within the group, …

Album Review: Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday

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I can't say I was exactly anticipating Nicki Minaj's debut album, "Pink Friday" in stores and online today. It wasn't until I heard the leaked; "Roman's Revenge" featuring Eminem. The song was leaked by Nicki herself and upon its leak; the song was a trending topic on twitter. Whenever anything is trending on twitter, its usually a big deal. Of course I scurried to hear this song and I was pleasantly surprised. I had to tell my best friend that the song leaked since he is a huge Nicki Minaj fan.

The song features Nicki as her alter ego; Roman Zolanski; a play at director Roman Polanski; known for his erratic behavior. The song; an obvious dis to Lil' Kim is sparse in production and features Eminem tapping into Slim Shady. Here, both rappers trade bars ridiculing their haters and just plain people in general. The song works because its zany and Nicki delivers some of her most outrageous rhymes and vocals to date.

As for the rest of the album; &q…

Nicki Minaj Picks Next Single!

Nicki Minaj's debut album, "Pink Friday" is in stores and online now. I read that the rapper will release "Save Me" as her next single. I like "Save Me" so I'm not mad at the choice. Nicki has so many potential singles on the album so I see more and more singles being released in the near future.

I read that Nicki will do 300K in her first week and that's according to Billboard. Who knows? That number could go higher.

So last night I watched the American Music Awards and to be honest I had no idea it was coming on. I mean I remember reading the nomination list but I just forgot the date. Well once I pulled up the performance list, I can't say I was all that eager to see it but I watched most of the telecast. So for those who have missed it, I will provide you a brief recap(using the best of my knowledge) and what I saw.

Usher won two awards, Best Male R&B Artist and Soul/R&B Album Female. He performed but I didn't see it. I starte…

Producer Spotlight: Raphael Saadiq

I consider Raphael Saadiq to be one of the more underrated producers in the game. He has been in the business for many years starting from his beginnings from the group; Tony! Toni! Tone! Collectively that group has had many hits including "Anniversary", "Lay Your Head On My Pillow", and "Little Walter".

Eventually he would change his surname to Saadiq and began his successful production career. That also led to him jump starting the group, Lucy Pearl which featured En Vogue singer Dawn Robinson. Along the way Raphael has produced for many urban artists from Kelis to Teedra Moses to Joss Stone to Mary J. Blige. You will learn of some of the songs he's produced below.

Raphael was born in Oakland, California. At one time he dated singer Joss Stone and produced some cuts for several of her albums. I bet she didn't pay for those tracks!

Check out Raphael's extensive discography below:

2 Way, GinuwineAin't Nobdy Worryin', Anthony HamiltonAttent…

Album Spotlight: Destiny's Child - Destiny's Child

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Destiny's Child burst onto the scene with their self-titled 1997 debut which featured the hit single; "No No No Part 2" featuring Wyclef. The album's second single was another two parter, "With Me Part 2".

I don't remember the story with the "Part 2" of the songs being the lead singles instead of the "Part 1". I think the "Part 1" just didn't work out so...but Part 1 of "No No No" is slower and is equally good as "Part 2" if not better.

I remember buying the debut album but after so many years, I forget what happens to certain albums that I owned. I have though kept a nice number of them.

Now we all know Destiny's Child as the powerhouse group that has outsold TLC according to reports. There is always talk about a reunion and there was talk most recently when former members started appearing in pictures together. As always the ladies denied the rumors. Everyone is pretty much concentrating on sol…

Throwback Video: Yo Yo Featuring Ice Cube - You Can't Play With My Yo Yo

Remember Yo Yo? Well she was brought to us by Ice Cube and she released her debut single/video in 1990. I felt a great big deal of nostalgia watching this. I remember those days of watching The BOX and Yo! MTV Raps. Am I showing my age? Well I'm not that old but old enough to remember since I always had that fondness for music even at an early age.

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Keyshia Cole - Long Way Down - Video

Keyshia Cole has wasted no time releasing a second video and single but then again she is releasing two; the other being the Nicki Minaj featured; "I Ain't Thru". Earlier in the week Keyshia premiered both videos on BET's "106 & Park". I think its pretty bold of her to release the video for "Long Way Down" without it officially being added to radio. No one had heard it prior to this but surprisingly its a decent song to me. I think Keyshia looks nice in it though.

Keyshia Cole's new album, "Calling All Hearts" will be in stores and online December 14.

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Keri Hilson Readies New Album Release!
Her album may be titled No Boys Allowed, but that doesn’t mean Keri Hilson has totally banned the opposite sex. The R&B diva has recruited Chris Brown, Kanye West, and Rick Ross for her sophomore set.

Executive produced by Timbaland and Polow Da Don, the follow-up to last year’s In a Perfect World… features appearances by the afor…

Album Spotlight: Shanice - Every Woman Dreams

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Shanice returned back to the music scene in 2006 with "Every Woman Dreams" and the title track was the lead single. "Take Care Of U" was released as the album's second single. This was Shanice's first album released through an independent label. The album did well by independent standards. There was heavy Internet campaign for this album by way of Shanice's personal website and MySpace.

Years ago Shanice cover Minnie Riperton's classic; "Loving You" and she covers again it on this album and I think I like this cover version on this album better. Another personal highlight of mine is the song; "Forever Like A Rose" which makes me think of a song Shanice could of easily recorded in the 90s.

Nowadays Shanice is currently working on a new album which will likely be released in 2011.

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Beyonce Reveals New Album Details!

On the set of a commercial she is filming for Vizio; Beyonce reveals a few key details about her upcoming album.

I remember reading a little while ago that the new Beyonce single was supposed to drop in three weeks but it never did. I believe The-Dream was the one who had tweeted that. I guess maybe there had been a change of plans. If I had to guess when a new Beyonce album will arrive; I'd say March or April. But then again what do I know? Ha!

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Keyshia Cole Reveals New Album Tracklisting!

Keyshia Cole's newest album, "Calling All Names" marks her return to music after being out of the limelight for a few years after giving birth. Now the singer returns just in time for the Holidays. What better time huh? Right where record sales are usually at an all time high.

We all better enjoy this shitload of music we're getting. Come January the music landscape will be pretty dead at least until March or April; at least that's how it usually is.

Keyshia Cole revealed via her Facebook and Twitter pages that she plans to name her upcoming album “Calling All Hearts.” Set to be released on December 21st, the 29 year old r n’ b diva said her new project was finished only days ago and that it would be her “most personal album to date.”

1. I Ain’t Thru
2. Long Way Down
3. Tired Of Doing Me
4. If I Fall In Love Again
5. So Impossible
6. Hangover
7. Confused In Love
8. Take Me Away
9. Sometimes
10. What You Do To Me
11. Better Me
12. Friends Turn Their Back
13. Where Would We
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Drake Appears On The New GQ Magazine Cover!

And of course if you are going to appear on the cover of GQ; you have to look GQ and I guess Drake pulls it off.

Inside Drake's 'Men Of The Year' issue, he reveals the title of his sophomore album

Drake will cover GQ magazine as part of their annual Men Of The Year. In his feature the magazine reveals that the Toronto native has named the follow up to Thank Me Later as Take Care.

Drake's sophomore set is expected to drop in 2011, DJ Premier recently confirmed Drake is seeking his production for the album.Music Biz:
Kandi Reveals New Album Tracklisting!
Kandi will release her new album, "Kandi Koated" on December 14. The album features the first single, "Leave U". The previous single; "Fly Above" is also included here. Check out the tracklisting below and check Kandi out each Sunday night on BRAVO's "The Real Housewives Of Atlanta" which is currently my favorite TV show and guilty pleasure. I'm obsessed!
Kandi Koated Intro
I Want…

Album Spotlight: 112 - Pleasure & Pain

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By the time 112 released their fifth album in early 2005, 112 was no longer innocent and their songs(and singles) were overtly sexual. Case in point; first single; "U Already Know" was pretty explicit as well as the remix which featured Foxy Brown. For the album's second single; "What If"; the group returned to their more softer and subtle side. Though it wasn't released officially, the song; "If It Hit" featuring Ciara & T.I. got a little airplay.

Other than that the album didn't have much of a shelf life; basically it came and went. It's a decent album in my opinion and I think maybe a little underrated. I can't say its the best because I truly don't know all of 112's albums. I can only say I've been a casual fan over the years mainly taking a liking to their singles moreover their albums.

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Redman Unveils New Album Cover, Tracklisting!

* 1. Reggie (Intro)
* 2. That’s Where I B feat. DJ Kool
* 3. Def Jammable
* 4. Full Nelson feat. Ready Roc, Runt Dawg & Saukrates
* 5. Lift It Up
* 6. All I Do feat. Faith Evans
* 7. Lemme Get 2 feat. Saukrates
* 8. Mic, Lights, Camera, Action
* 9. Cheerz feat. Ready Roc & Melanie Rutherford
* 10. Rockin’ Wit Da Best feat. Kool Moe Dee
* 11. Lite 1 Witcha Boi feat. Method Man & Bun B
* 12. Whn The Lites Go Off feat. Poo Bear
* 13. Tiger Style CraneMusic Biz:
Nicki Minaj Almost Kicked Out Of Young Money!
It’s seems a bit unlikely that Nicki Minaj’s future with Young Money would be in jeopardy considering she set a record by placing seven singles on Billboard magazine’s “Hot 100” singles chart. But that was exactly the prospect she faced when Lil Wayne contemplated kicking her out of Young Money after she dropped off the second leg of his “I Am Music” tour.

“I started to record by myself and I lost track of what I was doing and who I wanted to be,”Nic…

Sheek Louch Unveils New Album Cover, Tracklisting!

Jadakiss, Styles P, Bun B, Fabolous, Bully, Ryan Leslie and others drop in on Sheek's first major label solo album in seven years.

On December 14, L.O.X./D-Block member Sheek Louch will release his fifth solo album, Donnie G (Donnie Gorilla) on Def Jam Records. The work will be Sheek's first major label solo in over seven years, since his Walk Witt Me debut on Universal Records. Late today, the label released the album's cover and tracklist.

Bandmates Jadakiss and Styles P are featured, in addition to DXnext alum Bully, labelmates Jeremih and Fabolous.

The cover is the the right, while the tracklisting is as follows:

* 1. Rhyme Animal (Intro)
* 2. Get It Poppin
* 3. Club Jam Packed feat. DJ Webstar
* 4. Out Of The Ghetto feat. Kobe
* 5. Make Some Noise feat. Fabolous
* 6. Blood & Tears feat. Casely
* 7. Nite Falls
* 8. Party After 2 feat. Jeremih
* 9. Touch The Sky feat. Ryan Leslie & Adrienne Bailon
* 10. Ol’ Skool feat. Bun B
* 11. Picture Phone Foreplay …

T.I. Unveils New Album Cover, Tracklisting!

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Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist T.I. has announced the release of his hugely anticipated new album, No Mercy. The Grammy Award-winning rapper’s first new collection since 2008′s 2x-RIAA platinum certified Paper Trail arrives in stores and at all online retailers on December 7th. No Mercy, T.I.’s seventh studio album, sees guest appearances from Drake, Trey Songz, Scarface, Kanye West, Eminem, Chris Brown, The-Dream Christina Aguilera & more with production from top producers including, Dr. Luke, Danja and Jim Jonsin. What’s more, No Mercy is already being ushered by the new single, “Get Back Up (feat. Chris Brown)”.

First Look: Official Tracklisting!
1 Welcome To The World (feat. Kanye West & Kid Cudi)
2 How Life Changed (feat. Mitchelle’l & Scarface)
3 Get Back Up (feat. Chris Brown)
4 I Can’t Help It (feat. Rocko)
5 That’s All She Wrote (feat. Eminem)
6 No Mercy (feat. The-Dream)
7 Big Picture
8 Strip (feat. Young Dro & Trey Songz)
9 Salute
10 Amazing (feat. Pharrell)

Album Spotlight: Vivian Green - Vivian

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Vivian Green released her second album simply titled "Vivian" in 2005. The album contained the hit single, "Gotta Go Gotta Leave". Though "Gotta" was a hit, nothing else from the album really hit except "I Like It(But I Don't Need It)" which went to #1 on the Dance charts. It seems like with artists like Vivian Green; all they get is one single and then the label pretty much drops the ball.

This doesn't mean that this album is in no way good at all because it is. Its just one of the many overlooked R&B albums that are released each year. There are a lot of good songs here and you should definitely check this album out. Some of my favorite songs are "Cursed"(which appears as a hidden track), "Wish We Could Go Back", "Damn", "Frustrated", "I Like It(But I Don't Need It)", and "Sweet Memory".

Five years later Vivian returned to music again on a new label; E1 and with the t…

Michael Jackson Releases New Single!

The debate concerning the authenticity of Michael Jackson's vocals on his new album, "Michael" in stores and online December 14 has reached a fever pitch. Now the first official single, "Hold My Hand" featuring Akon has leaked out. Still, there is debate about whether or not its Michael and to me it does sound like him and then again it doesn't. This is mind boggling.

The album will likely be one of the bigger hits this Holiday season. Just you watch!

Jamie Foxx is back with a new album, "Best Night Of My Life" which will be released on December 21. The album contains the singles; "Body", "Winner" and most recently; "Fall For Your Type" featuring Drake which is one of my favorite songs right now.

After pictures recently surfaced out of Ray J and Whitney Houston; Ray J has put an end to the rumors that he is dating Whitney Houston.

I mean I didn't know people still thought he did but if he keeps showing up randomly wit…

Throwback Video: Megan Rochelle - The One You Need

Remember Megan Rochelle? She was poised to be the next big thing but she didn't quite take off. One of her singles; "The One You Need" was produced by Rodney Jerkins. At one point Megan had a little beef with Monica but for some reason I can't remember what for. I think it was something over a song. Petty huh?

Kelly Price Returns With New Album!

It's been awhile since we've had an album from Kelly Price. At one time she was part of a group project; The Queen Project which featured singers Deborah Cox and Tamia. Since that project has stalled, Kelly has forged forward with her next solo endeavor. Read more below about Kelly's upcoming album as well as Nicki Minaj's past jobs and Ciara's new album release!

Grammy nominated R&B/Gospel singer Kelly Price is gearing up to release her much-anticipated sixth album, Kelly, February 8, 2011 via Sang Girl/My Block Records. The set is led by the first single, “Tired,” recently impacted radio, reaching a Top 30 spot at Urban AC this week.

“Tired” was written by Kelly Price, produced by Shep Crawford and inspired by a creative heart-to-heart Price shared with fellow musician and past collaborator, R. Kelly. The song sheds light on the social ills that were not only causing her distress at the time, but also seemed to be plaguing the world as a whole. The alb…

Music Feed: R. Kelly Vs. Avant

R. Kelly and Avant are both releasing new albums just one week apart. R. Kelly's "Love Letter" will be released on December 14 while Avant's 'The Letter" will arrive on December 21. What I find interesting is that both album titles contain the word "letter". Coincidence or not?

Well for starters both singers hail from Chicago. Avant's "The Letter" was supposed to be out a few months ago but was pushed back. I even think his album had a different title at one point. Now in no way shape or form am I promoting a rivalry; I just noticed how odd it was that they both have albums coming out with the same "letter" title.

R. Kelly's "Love Letter" is his latest album and it pays homage to music of the 50s and 60s as evident on his first single; "When A Woman Loves". I don't even remember what Avant's first single is but I'm sure his album won't be an ode to 50s and 60s music.

So which album will y…

Drake Already Planning New Album!

Who knew? Drake is already planning his second album only months after his debut; "Thank Me Later" was released. The rapper/singer hopes to work with the legendary DJ Premier. There's no word yet if this will go down or any additional guests who will appear on the album. I can take a wild guess though and say that the Cash Money/Young Money click will be heavily involved.

I might of been the only one who didn't get into Drake's album like that but I liked some songs here and there. One of my favorites though is "Karaoke"; that was my ring tone for a short time; well it still is.

I just read that singer Ne-Yo and his girlfriend are now proud parents of a healthy baby girl; Madilyn Grace Smith. Congrats to both parents!

Ne-Yo's new album, "LibraScale" will be in stores and online November 22. Make sure you check it out! It's a really good album in my opinion.

The word is that Rihanna will release the Ester Dean-penned song; "S&M&quo…

Game Wants To Reunite With G-Unit!

It looks like Game is back up to his old tricks again. What tricks might you add? Calling on or out G-Unit members for publicity. The rapper wants to reunite with 50 Cent, Tony Yayo, and Lloyd Banks; which may not be a bad idea at this point. I wonder is it since Game's album; "The R.E.D. Album" has been on hold.

At this point I think all the members of G-Unit are pretty much over Game. He should just focus on himself.

The ongoing speculation and debate regarding Michael Jackson's vocals on his new album, "Michael" continues. I haven't heard the single, "Breaking News" but producers who have worked with him(like Teddy Riley) claims its Michael. Sony also hired some musicologist who did some type of test to determine it was indeed Michael. Even his family says its not him. Meanwhile I read that the pre-orders are up to 3.2 million on Amazon.com! Wow!

This is crazy! Why would Sony do such a thing like have someone elses' vocals instead of Mike&…

Slim Thug Unveils New Album Cover, Tracklisting!

Slim Thug is back with "Tha Thug Show" dropping November 30 in stores and online. You can check out the tracklisting below.

* 1. Tha Thug Show
* 2. The Sky
* 3. Gangsta (feat. Z-Ro)
* 4. How We Do It (feat. Rick Ross)
* 5. Movie (feat. Rimidi)
* 6. Neighborhood Supa Stars (feat. Nipsey Hussle & Yo Gotti)
* 7. 100’s (feat. Big Chief & Lil Keke)
* 8. Beat It Up (feat. Dallas Blocker)
* 9. So High (feat. B.o.B.)
* 10. Free
* 11. Celebration
* 12. Caddy Music (feat. Devin The Dude)
* 13. Coming From (feat. J-Dawg & Big K.R.I.T.)
* 14. Murda
* 15. Do It Again (feat. Keisa)
* 16. So High (Instrumental) (Bonus Track)
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Soulja Boy Unveils New Album Cover, Tracklisting!

Soulja Boy will release new album, "The DeAndre Way" on November 30. The original version of the album contains 10 tracks while the deluxe version will feature 14 tracks. Check out the tracklisting below.

* 1. First Day Of School
* 2. Touchdown
* 3. Hey Cutie (Feat. Trey Songz)
* 4. Speakers Going Hammer
* 5. Pretty Boy Swag
* 6. 30 Thousand 100 Million
* 7. Mean Mug (Feat. 50 Cent)
* 8. Blowing Me Kisses (Feat. Bei Maejor)
* 9. Fly
* 10. Grammy (Feat. Ester Dean)
* Bonus Tracks:
* 11. Steez
* 12. Boom
* 13. Do It Big
* 14. Xtra
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Now playing: Kanye West - Gorgeous (feat. KiD CuDi & Raekwon)
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Throwback Video: Ashanti - Still On It

Ashanti struts her stuff during a live performance of her 2005 single; "Still On It" on "Live With Regis & Kelly". Check it out!

I'm surprised Ashanti doesn't appear on her best friend Nelly's new album, "5.0"? Everyone else is featured. Its actually a pretty good album. I can't say I was expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised.

Keri Hilson Unveils New Album Cover!

Keri Hilson gets all glammed up for the cover of her new album; "No Boys Allowed" in stores and online December 21. The album features the singles, "Breaking Point" and "The Way You Love Me". Expect production from the usual suspects; Timbaland and Polow Da Don. Can't go wrong there right?

I haven't read the reasoning behind the album's title but I'm eager to find out. Personally I always thought "Breaking Point" was a good title but who am I? For some reason I can't shake the thought of Keri and those lesbian rumors with an album titled; "No Boys Allowed". So are only girls allowed?

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Now playing: Rihanna - Love The Way You Lie (Part II) (Feat. Eminem)
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Music Feed: Hurricane Kanye

Kanye West is nothing if not outspoken and controversial. With his new album, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" in stores and online on November 22; Kanye's buzz has reached a fever pitch. Over the last few weeks there has been an alarming amount of news coverage concerning Kanye West. I may of not captured every moment but I try my darnest. From his rants on twitter to his beefs with U.S. Presidents; no one is safe from Kanye's wrath of madness and frustration.

As I write this I'm watching "Showbiz Tonight" and they were just talking about Kanye West and that inspired this post. I'm thinking Kanye has a chance at hitting a million in his first week with the new album based on all the publicity he is getting. Where do I start?

First the naked pics leaked out or should I say the semi nude. I never read or heard anything about his response to those but some people say his ex Amber Rose was behind that. I doubt it.

Second his beef with two US Presidents…

Music Feed: 50 Cent's R&B Collaborations

I've noticed over the last month or so the increasing number of R&B flavored collaborations 50 Cent has taken part in. He is definitely expanding his repertoire from rap mogul and movie star to getting down with some of R&B's newest faces and legendary stars. Some you may of heard and some you might not of.

Format, El DeBarge featuring 50 Cent
You can look forward to hearing this song on El DeBarge's new album, "Second Chance" in stores and online November 30.

Down On Me, Jeremih featuring 50 Cent
This song leaked out a little while ago before Jeremih's "All About You" album leaked. The response to it was favorable but me, myself I didn't care much for it.

Let's Get It In, Lloyd featuring 50 Cent
I think this was one of the more surprising collaborations 50 has done in awhile. What was even more surprising was that it was an artist that was once tied to a label that he despised; The Inc. Since Lloyd is no longer on The Inc. it makes colla…

Kanye West's New Album Gets 5 Star Review!

Kanye West has a lot to be happy about. His new album, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" just received a five star review from Rolling Stone magazine. I think besides winning a Grammy; a lot of artists dreaming of releasing an album to five star reviews. Kanye West's new album will be in stores and online November 22. I have read that the album has leaked out but its only the clean version.

I am looking forward to Kanye's new album and I've been pretty good about not spoiling myself with all the leaked tracks.

Rihanna continues her hot streak as her newest single, "What's My Name" featuring Drake is the new #1 single in the country. This comes on the heels of Rihanna releasing her newest album, "Loud" in stores and online November 16. Like Kanye West's album; "Loud" has leaked out online.

At this point Rihanna is pretty much unstoppable and is now a certified hit maker. I don't think she can go wrong at this point.

Good new…

El DeBarge Featuring Faith Evans - Lay With You - Video

I had been reading and reading a lot about this song and now that I finally get to hear it; I absolutely love it. The video is really nice too.

El DeBarge's new album, "Second Chance" will be in stores November 30. The album features 50 Cent, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Fabolous, and Babyface.

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Now playing: Rihanna - Raining Men (Feat. Nicki Minaj)
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Janet Jackson Reveals New Book Cover!

I've heard a lot of talk about it particularly from Janet and for a moment I didn't think it would materialize but it is here. Janet's "True You" book details Janet's ups and down in her weight and everyday struggle with depression and more. The book is not exactly a memoir but pretty close to it.

Janet recently spoke about the book that will be out in January on "Larry King Live" when she was promoting her most recent movie, "For Colored Girls" in theaters now.

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Now playing: Rihanna - Only Girl (In The World)
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Bow Wow Gets Personal On Twitter Account!

Bow Wow will release his new album, "Who Is Shad Moss?" in 2011. Meanwhile the rapper drew some attention to followers on twitter when he spoke about suicide. It just goes to show that stars are human and they do go through things. They are no perfect. I was kind of surprised though to learn that he felt like this though.

Lloyd Banks nearly quit rapping! Can you imagine? Some people could probably care less either way. I'm not the biggest fan but he is alright in my book. After the passing of his father, the G-Unit emcee didn't feel inspired to rap anymore. Thanks to pal 50 Cent the emcee pressed on and now we have "The Hunger For More 2" to look forward to when it hits stores on November 23. Be on the look out for that!

R. Kelly returns to the music scene with his new album, "Love Letter" in stores and online on December 14. The album features the first single, "When A Woman Loves". The second single is the title track. The album is descr…

Kandi Reveals New Album Cover!

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Kandi goes for a sultry and classy look on the cover of her new album; "Kandi Koated". It is the album that Kandi has been diligently working on for the last two seasons of "The Real Housewives Of Atlanta". Now on December 14, Kandi will finally reveal her second solo work. The album will feature the first single, "Leave U" and the video leaked a few weeks ago. The album will also include the song; "I Just Know" which you may of heard on "Housewives"; that song stood out to me and showed Kandi's growth as an artist and songwriter.

Faith Evans Appears On New JET Magazine Cover!

Faith looks glorious on the cover of the newest issue of JET magazine. Faith's most recent album, "Something About Faith" is in stores now.

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Now playing: Trick Daddy & Trina - I Like It
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Album Spotlight: 702 - Star

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702 released their third and final album, "Star" in 2003. The album's first single was the title track which featured The Clipse. The song was produced by The Neptunes as was the second single the unforgettable, "I Still Love You". Unfortunately the song didn't take off like it should of and the album pretty much went downhill from there.

There are a lot of great songs on here and the album is actually a hidden gem in my opinion.

Some of my favorite songs include: "I Still Love You", "Reality", "Feelings", "Trouble", "Stringing Me Along", "Places" and many more.

Keri Hilson Readies New Album Release!

Keri Hilson will release her new album, "No Boys Allowed" on December 21. The album will be lead by the single, "The Way You Love Me". A video was recently shot for the song produced by Polow Da Don. The video will likely be a star studded event featuring appearances from Rick Ross, Faith Evans, and Laurie Ann Gibson.

Chris Brown will release his newest mixtape offering, "In My Zone 2" on Black Friday! For those who don't know what Black Friday is; it is the Friday that follows Thanksgiving. It is one of the busiest shopping days of the year and the official start to the holiday shopping season.

Judging from my little time I spent in a few stores yesterday; I will say the holiday shopping season is well under way. Plus it didn't help that it was Saturday so the stores were naturally busy.

There is a lot of speculation going on that the new Michael Jackson song; "Breaking News" is not him but someone else. Michael's family and even his o…

Mariah Carey - Oh Santa - Video

Mariah Carey releases the debut video for her new Christmas album, "Merry Christmas II You" in stores now. The album is estimated to sell between 50-60K units in its first week; that's good for a Christmas album and especially since the holiday season hasn't officially started. Though I couldn't tell when I went in the stores over the weekend.

I'm not sure how long ago this was taped but Mariah doesn't really look pregnant in the video. I mean I know Mariah is a master of hiding and making herself appear thinner than normal. I notice also there are a lot of long shots of her figure and not a lot of close ups of her belly. I think you all get the point I'm trying to make. I think I'm ranting too much now so I will stop!

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Now playing: Ginuwine - Touch Me
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Samme - Round 2 - Video

Sammie is back with a new song and video. The video is presented through the wonderful folks at Worldstarhiphop.com. I'm not sure if Sammie has an album or mixtape in the works but its safe to assume that he does. When I find out more info about his upcoming projects; I will let you all know.

I see Sammie is going through that phase that most teenage stars go through. They feel a need to become overtly sexual showing folks that their grown up. We've seen it many times over the years and Sammie is just the latest in a long line.

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Swizz Beats To Become A Professor!
Swizz Beatz is getting a late start to the school year. He was recently named NYU's first producer-in-residence at the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music at the Tisch School of the Arts. The star producer will provide students with one-on-one sessions, group lectures and mentoring.


For any student hoping to break into the business, this is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. Just think of th…